Into the Wild (2007)
September 21, 2007 (LA/NY)
Rated R for language and some nudity
"Into the Wild" is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life....
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The Oscar nominations are out, and one film that is noticeably missing is Into the Wild
, the acclaimed drama from director Sean Penn. Into the Wild
is an incredibly interesting and different character study of one young man's slow self-exile from society, though given the great competition the film had in 2007, it's no real surprise that the movie got snubbed. Still, Into the Wild
is one of the better movies of the year.
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